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10 of the Most Iconic Swords in Fiction

10 OF THE MOST ICONIC SWORDS IN FICTION RAMIREZ KATANA HIGHLANDER' (1986) SWORD OF OMENS "THUNDERCATS' (1985) Forged for Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez in 590BC by the legendary Japanese swordsmith Masamune. Ramirez used the sword for over 2000 years, until his death in battle. At which point his apprentice, Connor MacLeod, took it as his own. The sword is made of steel, with an ivory handle carved into the shape of a dragon's head. BUSTER SWORD FINAL FANTASY VII (1997) This unusually large sword had three owners in its day: Angeal Hewley, Zack Fair and Cloud Strife. All members of the Shinra elite army unit 'SOLDIER'. Whilst not being a very effective sword, it stands not only as a great symbol of honour, but now as a monumental headstone for its fallen heroes. Dagger-sized when inactive, it can extend into a long sword Its hilt contains the Eye of Thundera', that which grants the Thundercats their power. A power that will be lost forever should the sword be used against another Thundercat STING THE HOBBIĞ¢ (2014) GREEN DESTINY CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON' (2000) A Jian straight sword, supposedly magical. It is flexible but sharp, requiring someone with great skill to wield its full potential. It is an elegantly crafted sword, and a symbol of the delicate forging process. HATTORI HANZO's BLOOD OATH KILL BILL' (2003) A dagger made by Elves. Small in their hands, but the size of a short sword when held by a hobbit If Orcs or Trolls are nearby the sword glows blue, providing an effective early warning signal Though it does not carry a name, this is the finest of all swords by the legendary Hattori Hanzo. Forged by the master himself for the specific purpose of cutting down one of his greatest students. ANDURIL THE LORD OF THE RINGS' (2003) Reforged from the shards of Narsil, over 3000 years after it was shattered during the battle against the dark lord Sauron's army. THE POWER SWORD THE MASTER SWORD ATLANTEAN SWORD HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS THE LEGEND OF ZELDA' (1992) 'CONAN THE BARBARIAN' (1982) OF THE UNIVERSE' (1983) Also known as the Sword of Grayskull, it is primarily used to transform and imbue He-Man with special powers. The weapon has an almost identical (and potentially more powerful) twin, known as The Sword of Protection', wielded by He-Man's own twin - She-Ra Embedded in the Pedestal of Time, the sword can only be pulled free by the one who is worthy of its power. It can be used to cut through magical barriers, and repel sources of evil This sword is not known to have any special properties. It was found buried with its previous owner, a king, in a long lost tomb. Conan took the sword despite its royal standing, and with its symbolic power went on to become a legend 10 OF THE MOST ICONIC SWORDS IN FICTION email@lamRobertShaw.co.uk @lamRobertShaw lamRobenEshaw.co.uk o o o o o

10 of the Most Iconic Swords in Fiction

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